A blast near Lahore's Lohari Gate area on Thursday killed at least two persons including a child and injured 22 others, officials said, Geo News reported.
The explosion shattered windows of nearby shops and buildings. Some motorcycles were also damaged. Lahore deputy inspector-general of operations, Dr. Muhammad Abid Khan, told Geo News that the investigation was in the initial stages and the nature of the blast was being ascertained.
The police official said the blast created a 1.5 feet-deep crater in the ground. The injured people were shifted to Mayo Hospital.
Scores of people come every day to the area where a number of marketplaces and a variety of businesses are located, reported Geo News.
Mayo Hospital officials said four people were in critical condition. The medics have given first aid to other injured people.
The area has been cordoned off and police officials are gathering evidence from the scene of the crime.